Archive: The Other Side

The Other Side: Phoenix Suns

Thanks, fellas. An old man like me doesn't get around like I used to. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin/NBAE via Getty Images) Remember when Fun 'N Gun got buried? Terry Porter came in this season, eliminated Mike D'Antoni's "Seven Seconds Or Less" offense and brought a more predictable offense that...

 

By Michael Lee | March 21, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (29)

The Other Side: Denver Nuggets

See this smile? It's because we started winning again. Imagine if I finally get out of the first round. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) It was all bad about a week ago -- or so it seemed. The season was collapsing on the Denver Nuggets, who were in...

 

By Michael Lee | March 20, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Other Side: Los Angeles Clippers

We won! I'm so happy I could just ... um, sorry, I'm not used to this ... slap you on the head! (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) In the midst of another dreadful, frustrating and forgettable season in Clipper Land, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling decided to...

 

By Michael Lee | March 18, 2009; 03:08 PM ET | Comments (8)

The Other Side: Utah Jazz

Can you believe we lost to the Wizards this season? (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) You always remember the first one. Yes, it was Nov. 12 and the Washington Wizards were the only winless team in the NBA when the Utah Jazz came to town with a 5-1...

 

By Michael Lee | March 17, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Other Side: Sacramento Kings

If I make this layup and no one notices, does it count? (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) For those who think that the Washington Wizards have had it bad this season, at least they aren't the Sacramento Kings. This has been a completely horrendous season for the...

 

By Michael Lee | March 15, 2009; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Other Side: Orlando Magic

Stan "GPS" Van Gundy said we should go that way. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Since the Washington Wizards last played the Orlando Magic on Jan. 6, the Magic has lost point guard Jameer Nelson to a season-ending shoulder injury, Dwight Howard has been dethroned as the slam dunk champion,...

 

By Michael Lee | March 13, 2009; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Other Side: New Orleans Hornets

Can you believe they tried to get rid of me? (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) A whole lot has been said and written about the New Orleans Hornets' botched attempt to send Tyson Chandler to Oklahoma City for Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox. I took a shot...

 

By Michael Lee | March 11, 2009; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (8)

The Other Side: Minnesota Timberwolves

What did I do to deserve this? Oh, yeah, I wasted Kevin Garnett's prime. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Al Jefferson's season-ending knee injury on Feb. 8 has truly put the TimBER!!! in Timberwolves, as Minnesota has completely collapsed without its leading scorer and rebounder. The Timberwolves...

 

By Michael Lee | March 9, 2009; 05:07 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Other Side: Dallas Mavericks

You like that, Mr. Cuban? (Photo by Tim Heitman/NBAE via Getty Images) Outside of Shaquille O'Neal's war of words with Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy, the most entertaining outburst of the week came from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who blasted his team after it lost 96-87 to an...

 

By Michael Lee | March 7, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (6)

The Other Side: San Antonio Spurs

Now Roger, I just need you to shoot like you're back in Verizon Center again. Okay? (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) Believe it or not, but this season is the 30th anniversary of the last time Washington advanced to the NBA Finals. The Washington Bullets lost to the...

 

By Michael Lee | March 6, 2009; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (10)

The Other Side: Oklahoma City Thunder

No, this pouty face is not because I play for a bad team with bad uniforms. I just wish that I wasn't hurt. (AP Photo/LM Otero) It's all about the future in Oklahoma City, where the Thunder's nucleus of second-year forwards Kevin Durant and Jeff Green and rookie point...

 

By Michael Lee | March 4, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (46)

The Other Side: Atlanta Hawks

You've got to be kidding me! (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) The Atlanta Hawks entered the all-star break with 31 wins, the most at the break since since 1996-97, when Mookie Blaylock, Dikembe Mutombo, Steve Smith and Christain Laettner led the franchise to 56 wins -- the...

 

By Michael Lee | March 2, 2009; 04:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

 

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